Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange Meet U.S. Veterans of War in Vietnam
Veterans Vow to Fight for Justice for Vietnam’s Agent Orange Survivors!
On November 30, 2005, 6:00pm, at Roosevelt University, a delegation of Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange will meet for the first time with U.S. veterans also suffering from the wounds they sustained in the war in Vietnam.
More than 30 years after the end of the U.S. war that killed more than 58,000 Americans and 3 million Vietnamese, U.S. veterans are demanding compensation for their Vietnamese counterparts. U.S. veterans received partial compensation for their injuries from the chemical companies and the U.S. government but Vietnamese veterans received not one penny from the U.S. government which sprayed them to Agent Orange.
Three million Vietnamese and tens of thousand of U.S. soldiers are affected by Agent Orange Agent Orange causes birth defects in hundreds of thousands of children.
Agent Orange continues to poison the natural environment, soil and crops of Vietnam.
The members of the delegation who will meet with U.S. veterans are:
Đặng Thị Hồng Nhựt who suffered multiple miscarriages due to Agent Orange Hồ Sỹ Hải who suffers from chronic hepatitis, ulcer, enterolitis, unstable blood pressure, and prostate cancer after being exposed to Agent Orange Nguyễn Mười. the son of an ARVN veteran suffers from spina bifida as a result of his father’s exposure to dioxin Dr. Nguyễn Trọng Nhân, Former President of the Vietnam Red Cross, representing the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin.
Vietnamese and U.S. agent orange victims will share their personal experiences and their efforts to gain compensation for their and their children’s injuries. They will meet with Iraq veterans and others suffering from chemical weapons.
The visit of the Vietnamese Agent Orange victims is part of a national 10 city speaking tour.
The sponsor, Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign, is supporting the lawsuit of Agent Orange victims against U.S. chemical manufacturers and will lobby the U.S. government to provide compensation for Vietnamese Agent Orange survivors.